1978 NFL Draft List Held May 2-3, 1978
Round Overall Team Player Pos College Note
1 1 Houston Oilers Earl Campbell RB Texas from TB
1 2 Kansas City Chiefs Art Still DE Kentucky
1 3 New Orleans Saints Wes Chandler WR Florida
1 4 New York Jets Chris Ward T Ohio State
1 5 Buffalo Bills Terry Miller RB Oklahoma State
1 6 Green Bay Packers James Lofton WR Stanford
1 7 San Francisco 49ers Ken MacAfee TE Notre Dame
1 8 Cincinnati Bengals Ross Browner DT Notre Dame from PHI
1 9 Seattle Seahawks Keith Simpson DB Memphis
1 10 New York Giants Gordon King T Stanford
1 11 Detroit Lions Luther Bradley DB Notre Dame
1 12 Cleveland Browns Clay Matthews LB Southern California
1 13 Atlanta Falcons Mike Kenn T Michigan
1 14 San Diego Chargers John Jefferson WR Arizona State
1 15 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Little K Arkansas
1 16 Cincinnati Bengals Blair Bush C Washington
1 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Doug Williams QB Grambling State from HOU
1 18 New England Patriots Bob Cryder G Alabama
1 19 St. Louis Cardinals Ken Greene DB Washington State from WAS
1 20 Los Angeles Rams Elvis Peacock RB Oklahoma from CHIB/CLE
1 21 Minnesota Vikings Randy Holloway DE Pittsburgh
1 22 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Johnson DB Eastern Michigan
1 23 Cleveland Browns Ozzie Newsome WR Alabama from LARM
1 24 San Francisco 49ers Dan Bunz LB Long Beach State from MIA
1 25 Baltimore Colts Reese McCall TE Auburn
1 26 Green Bay Packers John Anderson LB Michigan from OAK
1 27 Denver Broncos Don Latimer DT Miami (Florida)
1 28 Dallas Cowboys Larry Bethea DE Michigan State
2 29 Kansas City Chiefs Sylvester Hicks DE Tennessee State
2 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnny Davis RB Alabama
2 31 New York Jets Mark Merrill LB Minnesota
2 32 Buffalo Bills Dee Hardison DE North Carolina
2 33 New Orleans Saints James Taylor T Missouri
2 34 Green Bay Packers Mike Hunt LB Minnesota
2 35 Cincinnati Bengals Ray Griffin DB Ohio State from PHI
2 36 Seattle Seahawks Keith Butler LB Memphis
2 37 New York Giants Odis McKinney DB Colorado
2 38 Buffalo Bills Scott Hutchinson DE Florida from BUF
2 39 Cleveland Browns Johnny Evans P-QB North Carolina State
2 40 Detroit Lions Bubba Baker DE Colorado State
2 41 San Diego Chargers Milton Hardaway T Oklahoma State
2 42 St. Louis Cardinals John Barefield LB Texas A&M-Kingsville
2 43 Atlanta Falcons Steve Stewart LB Minnesota
2 44 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brett Moritz G Nebraska from HOU
2 45 Cincinnati Bengals Deacon Turner RB San Diego State
2 46 Los Angeles Rams Stan Johnson DT Tennessee State from WAS
2 47 San Francisco 49ers Walt Downing G Michigan
2 48 Minnesota Vikings John Turner DB Miami (Florida)
2 49 Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Fry DE Notre Dame
2 50 New England Patriots Matt Cavanaugh QB Pittsburgh
2 51 Miami Dolphins Guy Benjamin QB Stanford
2 52 Baltimore Colts Mike Woods LB Cincinnati
2 53 Los Angeles Rams Ronnie Smith WR San Diego State
2 54 Oakland Raiders Dave Browning DE Washington
2 55 Denver Broncos William Gay TE Southern California
2 56 Dallas Cowboys Todd Christensen RB Brigham Young
3 57 Oakland Raiders Derrick Jensen RB Texas-Arlington from TB
3 58 Kansas City Chiefs Gary Spani LB Kansas State
3 59 Buffalo Bills Dennis Johnson DB Mississippi State
3 60 New Orleans Saints Barry Bennett DT Concordia (Moorhead)
3 61 New York Jets Mickey Shuler TE Penn State
3 62 Green Bay Packers Estus Hood DB Illinois State
3 63 Seattle Seahawks Bob Jury DB Pittsburgh
3 64 Miami Dolphins Lyman Smith DT Duke from NYG
3 65 Buffalo Bills Dan Fulton WR Nebraska-Omaha from SF
3 66 Philadelphia Eagles Reggie Wilkes LB Georgia Tech
3 67 Cleveland Browns Larry Collins RB Texas A&M-Kingsville from DET
3 68 Cleveland Browns Mark Miller QB Bowling Green State
3 69 St. Louis Cardinals Doug Greene DB Texas A&M-KIngsville
3 70 Atlanta Falcons Stan Waldemore G Nebraska
3 71 San Diego Chargers Rickey Anderson RB South Carolina State
3 72 Cincinnati Bengals Ted Vincent DT Wichita State
3 73 Houston Oilers Gifford Nielsen QB Brigham Young
3 74 Chicago Bears Brad Shearer DT Texas
3 75 Minnesota Vikings Whip Walton LB San Diego State
3 76 Pittsburgh Steelers Craig Colquitt P Tennessee
3 77 New England Patriots Carlos Pennywell WR Grambling State
3 78 Los Angeles Rams Frank Corral P UCLA from WAS
3 79 San Francisco 49ers Ernie Hughes G Notre Dame from BAL
3 80 Los Angeles Rams Leon White C Colorado
3 81 Miami Dolphins Jimmy Cefalo WR Penn State
3 82 Oakland Raiders Lindsey Mason T Kansas
3 83 Cincinnati Bengals Don Bass WR Houston
3 84 Dallas Cowboys Dave Hudgens DT Oklahoma
4 85 Kansas City Chiefs Danny Johnson LB Tennessee State
4 86 Oakland Raiders Maurice Harvey DB Ball State from TB
4 87 New Orleans Saints Don Schwartz DB Washington State
4 88 New York Jets Dodie Donnell RB Nebraska
4 89 Buffalo Bills Lucius Sanford LB Georgia Tech
4 90 New York Giants Billy Taylor RB Texas Tech
4 91 San Francisco 49ers Terry LeCount WR Florida
4 92 Philadelphia Eagles Dennis Harrison DT Vanderbilt
4 93 Miami Dolphins Gerald Small DB San Jose State from CLE
4 94 Detroit Lions Bill Fifer T West Texas A&M
4 95 Atlanta Falcons Brian Cabral LB Colorado
4 96 St. Louis Cardinals George Collins G Georgia from SD
4 97 St. Louis Cardinals Jimmy Childs WR Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
4 98 Houston Oilers Mike Renfro WR Texas Christian
4 99 Cincinnati Bengals Dennis Law WR East Tennessee State
4 100 Minnesota Vikings Jim Hough C Utah State
4 101 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Anderson DB Louisiana Tech
4 102 New England Patriots Dwight Wheeler T Tennessee State
4 103 Cleveland Browns Pete Pullara G Tennessee-Chattanooga from WAS/LARM
4 104 Kansas City Chiefs Pete Woods QB Missouri from CHIB
4 105 Los Angeles Rams Mark Manges QB Maryland
4 106 Miami Dolphins Eric Laakso T Tulane
4 107 Detroit Lions Homer Elias G Tennessee State from BAL
4 108 Oakland Raiders Joe Stewart WR Missouri
5 109 Detroit Lions Larry Tearry C Wake Forest from DEN
4 110 Dallas Cowboys Alois Blackwell RB Houston
5 111 Miami Dolphins Ted Burgmeier DB Notre Dame from TB
5 112 Kansas City Chiefs Jerrold McRae WR Tennessee State
5 113 New York Jets Randy Sidler LB Penn State
5 114 Buffalo Bills Ken Spaeth TE Nebraska
5 115 New Orleans Saints Eric Felton DB Texas Tech
5 116 Green Bay Packers Mike Douglass LB San Diego State
5 117 Baltimore Colts Frank Myers T Texas A&M from SF
5 118 Kansas City Chiefs Dwight Carey DT Texas-Arlington from PHI
5 119 Seattle Seahawks Louis Bullard T Jackson State
5 120 New York Giants Terry Jackson DB San Diego State
5 121 Detroit Lions Amos Fowler G Southern Mississippi
5 122 Cleveland Browns Keith Wright WR Memphis
5 123 Detroit Lions Dan Gray DE Rutgers from SD
5 124 St. Louis Cardinals Earl Carr RB Florida
5 125 Atlanta Falcons Dennis Pearson WR San Diego State
5 126 Cincinnati Bengals Tom Dinkel LB Kansas
5 127 San Francisco 49ers Archie Reese DT Clemson from KC/CHIB
5 128 Green Bay Packers Willie Wilder RB Florida from PIT
5 129 New England Patriots Bill Matthews LB South Dakota State
5 130 Philadelphia Eagles Norris Banks RB Kansas from WAS
5 131 Cincinnati Bengals Rob Hertel QB Southern California from CHIB
5 132 New York Giants Jimmy Krahl DT Texas Tech from MIN
5 133 San Francisco 49ers Bruce Threadgill DB Mississippi State from MIA
5 134 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Woods WR Grambling State from BAL
5 135 San Diego Chargers John Choma G Virginia from LARM
5 136 Oakland Raiders Derrick Ramsey TE Kentucky
5 137 New York Giants Brian DeRoo WR Redlands from DEN
5 138 Dallas Cowboys Rich Rosen G Syracuse
6 139 Chicago Bears John Skibinski RB Purdue from KC
6 140 New York Jets Bobby Jackson DB Florida State from NYJ
6 141 New Orleans Saints Mike Rieker QB Lehigh
6 142 New York Jets Gregg Robinson DT Dartmouth
6 143 Oakland Raiders Tom Davis C Nebraska from TB
6 144 Green Bay Packers Leotis Harris G Arkansas
6 145 Buffalo Bills Eric Smith T Southern Mississippi from PHI
6 146 Seattle Seahawks Glenn Starks WR Texas A&M-Kingsville
6 147 New York Giants Randy Pass OG-C Georgia Tech
6 148 San Francisco 49ers Elliott Walker RB Pittsburgh
6 149 Cleveland Browns Al Pitts C Michigan State
6 150 Detroit Lions Dwight Hicks DB Michigan
6 151 St. Louis Cardinals Jack Williams DE Bowling Green State
6 152 Atlanta Falcons Rodney Parker WR Tennessee State
6 153 Detroit Lions Tony Ardizzone G Northwestern from SD
6 154 Houston Oilers Conrad Rucker TE Southern University
6 155 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Geise RB Penn State
6 156 New England Patriots Kem Coleman LB Mississippi
6 157 New Orleans Saints Frank Chesley LB Wyoming from WAS/HOU
6 158 Chicago Bears Mekeli Ieremia DE Brigham Young
6 159 Washington Redskins Tony Green RB Florida from MIN/SF
6 160 Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Reutershan WR Pittsburgh
6 161 Baltimore Colts Ben Garry RB Southern Mississippi
6 162 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Eli Marshall WR North Carolina State from LARM
6 163 Miami Dolphins Doug Betters DE Nevada-Reno
6 164 Oakland Raiders Mike Levenseller WR Washington State
6 165 Detroit Lions Jesse Thompson WR California from DEN
6 166 Dallas Cowboys Harold Randolph LB East Carolina
7 167 Atlanta Falcons Alfred Jackson WR Texas
7 168 Kansas City Chiefs Ricky Odom DB Southern California
7 169 New York Jets Levi Armstrong DB UCLA from NO
7 170 New York Jets Jim Earley RB Michigan State
7 171 Buffalo Bills Mario Celotto LB Southern California
7 172 Green Bay Packers George Plasketes LB Mississippi
7 173 Seattle Seahawks John Harris DB Arizona State
7 174 New York Giants Dan Doornink RB Washington State
7 175 San Francisco 49ers Fred Quillan C Oregon
7 176 Oakland Raiders Arthur Whittington RB Southern Methodist from PHI
7 177 Detroit Lions Bruce Gibson RB Pacific
7 178 Miami Dolphins Karl Baldischwiler T Oklahoma from CLE
7 179 Atlanta Falcons Jim Wright TE Texas Christian
7 180 San Diego Chargers Cliff Featherstone DB Colorado State
7 181 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Stief WR Portland State
7 182 Cincinnati Bengals Joe Branson DB Livingstone
7 183 Buffalo Bills Steve Powell RB Truman State from HOU
7 184 Kansas City Chiefs Bill Kellar WR Stanford from WAS
7 185 Chicago Bears Herman Jones WR Ohio State
7 186 Philadelphia Eagles Greg Marshall DT Oregon State from MIN
7 187 Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Dufresne TE Nebraska
7 188 New England Patriots Mike Hawkins LB Texas A&M-Kingsville
7 189 Los Angeles Rams Reggie Doss DE Hampton
7 190 Miami Dolphins Lloyd Henry WR Truman State
7 191 Baltimore Colts Jeff Logan RB Ohio State
7 192 Oakland Raiders Earl Inmon LB Bethune-Cookman
7 193 Cincinnati Bengals Danny Bass G Elon from DEN
7 194 Dallas Cowboys Tom Randall DT-DE Iowa State
8 195 Kansas City Chiefs John Henry White RB Louisiana Tech
8 196 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John McGriff LB Miami (Florida)
8 197 New York Jets Derrick Gaffney WR Florida
8 198 New England Patriots Terry Falcon G Montana from BUF/PHI
8 199 New Orleans Saints Brooks Williams TE North Carolina
8 200 Green Bay Packers Dennis Sproul QB Arizona State
8 201 New York Giants Jeff Grady LB Florida A&M
8 202 Washington Redskins Walker Lee WR North Carolina from SF
8 203 New York Jets Mike Mock P-LB Texas Tech from PHI
8 204 Minnesota Vikings Mike Wood K Southeast Missouri State from SEA
8 205 Cleveland Browns Jesse Turnbow DT Tennessee
8 206 Detroit Lions Jim Breech K California
8 207 Oakland Raiders Mark Nichols DE Colorado State from SD
8 208 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Moser RB Rhode Island from STL
8 209 Atlanta Falcons Dave Adkins LB Ohio State
8 210 Houston Oilers J.C. Wilson DB Pittsburgh
8 211 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Miller T Western Illinois
8 212 Chicago Bears George Freitas TE California
8 213 New York Jets Roy Eppes DB Clemson from MIN
8 214 Pittsburgh Steelers Andre Keys WR Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
8 215 New England Patriots Mosi Tatupu RB Southern California
8 216 Atlanta Falcons David Williams DB Tennessee-Martin from WAS
8 217 Miami Dolphins Sean Clancy LB Amherst
8 218 Baltimore Colts Monte Anthony RB Nebraska
8 219 Washington Redskins Don Hover LB Washington State from LARM
8 220 San Diego Chargers Gavin Hedrick P Washington State from OAK
8 221 Denver Broncos Franky Smith T Alabama A&M
8 222 Dallas Cowboys Homer Butler WR UCLA
9 223 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Willie Taylor WR Pittsburgh
9 224 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Brown T Miami (Florida)
9 225 New York Jets Reggie Grant DB Oregon from BUF
9 226 New Orleans Saints Richard Carter DB North Carolina State
9 227 New York Jets Neil Hutton DB Penn State
9 228 Green Bay Packers Keith Myers QB Utah State
9 229 San Francisco 49ers Herman Redden DB Howard
9 230 Philadelphia Eagles Charley Williams DB Jackson State
9 231 Seattle Seahawks Rich Grimmett OT Illinois
9 232 New York Giants Bill Swiacki TE Amherst
9 233 San Francisco 49ers Dean Moore LB Iowa from DET
9 234 Cleveland Browns Jon Kramer G Baylor
9 235 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Mosley TE Central State (Ohio)
9 236 Atlanta Falcons Tom Pridemore DB West Virginia
9 237 San Diego Chargers Henry Bradley DT Alcorn State
9 238 Cincinnati Bengals Ron Shumon LB Wichita State
9 239 Houston Oilers Jim Mol DE Morningside
9 240 Minnesota Vikings Mike Deutsch P Colorado State
9 241 Pittsburgh Steelers Lance Reynolds OT Brigham Young
9 242 New England Patriots Tim Petersen LB Arizona State
9 243 Washington Redskins John Hurley QB Santa Clara
9 244 Chicago Bears Mike Martin LB Kentucky
9 245 Baltimore Colts Dave Studdard T Texas
9 246 Los Angeles Rams Andre Anderson DE New Mexico State
9 247 Miami Dolphins Bruce Hardy TE Arizona State
9 248 San Diego Chargers Blake Whitlatch LB Louisiana State from OAK
9 249 San Francisco 49ers Steve McDaniels T Notre Dame from DEN
9 250 Dallas Cowboys Russ Williams DB Tennessee
10 251 Kansas City Chiefs Earl Bryant DE Jackson State
10 252 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Brown LB Ohio State
10 253 New York Giants Greg Jorgensen G Nebraska from NO
10 254 New York Jets Louie Richardson DE Florida State
10 255 Buffalo Bills Will Grant C Kentucky
10 256 Green Bay Packers Larry Key RB Florida State
10 257 Atlanta Falcons Ricky Patton RB Jackson State from PHI
10 258 Seattle Seahawks Rob Stewart WR Lafayette
10 259 Green Bay Packers Mark Totten C Florida from NYG
10 260 San Francisco 49ers Mike Connell P Cincinnati
10 261 Cleveland Browns Brent Watson T Tennessee
10 262 Detroit Lions Freddie Arrington LB Purdue
10 263 Atlanta Falcons Ray Strong RB Nevada-Las Vegas
10 264 San Diego Chargers Charles Price TE Cincinnati
10 265 St. Louis Cardinals Randy Gill LB San Jose State
10 266 Houston Oilers Steve Young TE Wake Forest
10 267 Cincinnati Bengals Tom DePaso LB Penn State
10 268 Pittsburgh Steelers Doug Becker LB Notre Dame
10 269 New England Patriots Bryan Ferguson DB Miami (Florida)
10 270 Washington Redskins Scott Hertenstein DE Azusa Pacific
10 271 Chicago Bears Ben Zambiasi LB Georgia
10 272 Minnesota Vikings Hughie Shaw RB Texas A&M-Kingsville
10 273 Los Angeles Rams Charles Peal T Indiana
10 274 Miami Dolphins Mark Dennard C Texas A&M
10 275 Baltimore Colts Dallas Owens DB Kentucky
10 276 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Jurich K Northern Arizona from OAK/TB
10 277 Denver Broncos Vince Kinney WR Maryland
10 278 Dallas Cowboys Barry Tomasetti G Iowa
11 279 Pittsburgh Steelers Nat Terry DB Florida State from TB
11 280 Kansas City Chiefs Ray Milo DB New Mexico State
11 281 New York Jets Pat Ryan QB Tennessee
11 282 Buffalo Bills Jerry Blanton LB Kentucky
11 283 New Orleans Saints Nate Besaint DT Southern University
11 284 Green Bay Packers Terry Jones DT Alabama
11 285 New Orleans Saints Dave Riley RB West Virginia
11 286 New York Giants Dennis Heim DT Missouri State
11 287 San Francisco 49ers Willie McCray DE Troy
11 288 Philadelphia Eagles Billy Campfield RB Kansas
11 289 Detroit Lions Richard Murray DT Oklahoma
11 290 Cleveland Browns Larry Gillard DT Mississippi State
11 291 Oakland Raiders Dean Jones DB Fresno State from SD
11 292 Cincinnati Bengals Cal Prince RB Louisville from STL
11 293 Atlanta Falcons Milton Reed DB Baylor
11 294 Cincinnati Bengals Mark Donahue G Michigan
11 295 Houston Oilers Willie Thicklen WR Alabama State
11 296 New England Patriots Charlie Williams LB Florida
11 297 Washington Redskins Mike Williams DB Texas A&M
11 298 Chicago Bears Walt Underwood LB Southern California
11 299 Minnesota Vikings Ron Harris RB Colorado State
11 300 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Brzoza C Pittsburgh
11 301 Seattle Seahawks George Halas LB Miami (Florida) from MIA
11 302 Baltimore Colts Henry Mason WR Central Missouri
11 303 Los Angeles Rams Ron Hostetler LB Penn State
11 304 Oakland Raiders Bob Glazebrook DB Fresno State
11 305 Denver Broncos Lacy Brumley T Clemson
11 306 Dallas Cowboys Dennis Thurman DB Southern California
12 307 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kevin McLee RB Georgia
12 308 Buffalo Bills Richard Crump RB Jacksonville State
12 309 New Orleans Saints Larry Hardy TE Jackson State
12 310 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Brock C Colorado
12 311 New York Jets Alan Williams P Florida
12 312 Green Bay Packers Eason Ramson TE Washington State
12 313 New York Giants Greg Lawson RB Western Illinois
12 314 San Francisco 49ers Dan Irons T Texas Tech
12 315 Philadelphia Eagles Mark Slater C Minnesota
12 316 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bergeron RB Lamar
12 317 Cleveland Browns Leo Biedermann T California
12 318 Detroit Lions Mark Patterson DB Washington State
12 319 St. Louis Cardinals Anthony Clay LB South Carolina State
12 320 Atlanta Falcons Daria Butler LB Oklahoma State
12 321 San Diego Chargers Kevin Bell WR Lamar
12 322 Houston Oilers John Schuhmacher G Southern California
12 323 Cincinnati Bengals Kim Featsent WR Kent State
12 324 Washington Redskins Steve McCabe G Bowdoin
12 325 Chicago Bears Lew Sibley LB Louisiana State
12 326 Minnesota Vikings Jeff Morrow T Minnesota
12 327 Pittsburgh Steelers Brad Carr LB Maryland
12 328 New England Patriots John Gibney C Colgate
12 329 Baltimore Colts Bruce Allen P Richmond
12 330 Los Angeles Rams Gus Coppens T UCLA
12 331 Miami Dolphins Mike Moore RB Middle Tennessee State
12 332 Oakland Raiders Joe Conron WR Pacific
12 333 Miami Dolphins Bill Kenney QB Northern Colorado from DEN
12 334 Dallas Cowboys Lee Washburn G Montana State
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